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Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party

No.374 Huangpi Nan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
021-53832171
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Ranked #133 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
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Shanghai, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Quite small exhibition and nothing very special, easily seen in less than 30 mins. All signs and descriptions also in English which was good. Atleast in the main exhibition area upstairs numerous guards didn't care about taking photos & perhaps it was allowed? The actual tea room where CPC was founded downstairs near exit had clear signage banning photos though.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Birthplace of the Modern China and the Communist Party of China. Before you go in your bags will be searched and if you have any liquids, you will be asked to have a sip. You are not allowed to take photos, if you do you will have a security guard asking you to delete the photo you took. Got in... More

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Shenyang, China
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is the very place where Mao Ze Dong and the others gathered to form the Chinese Communist Party, the origin of the very same politic in China Mainland. You can see the pictures and the diorama of how the meeting was, but you are not allowed to bring camera. The entrance is free, and I'm not really sure about... More

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Niteroi, RJ
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The museum is an important place to visit due to its historical and political value, especially for the Chinese people and communist party members. The museum is not big and you can visit it in 1-2 hours. It is considered as important in a political view, because there took place the First National Communist Party Congress, in July 1921.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Birthplace mostly consisted of empty rooms, I guess to accommodate the number of pilgrims coming through. While we were there, three large groups, one of Chinese tourists, Chinese naval personnel, and a school group came through. Very poor explanations. Wife attempted to make a photo, only to be told by a seemingly embarrassed, but courteous guard that she could not.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you're near the French Concession, or on a tour bus, this is one place you don't want to miss. It's where the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party met together for the first time. There are guards along the street but they shouldn't bother you because there are many tourists in the area and most of them are taking... More

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Beijing, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This small, well-kept museum is fascinating and worth the visit if you are in the French Concession and like history. Granted, the guards followed us Americans around very closely, but it was easily understood and our guide was super informative. I loved the "wax" re-enactment! It is awesome to think that 13 men who did not evern speak the same... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
22 attraction reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is really a significant historic site. Events here shaped the modern world. The building is inconspicuous in the French Concession where there are lots more things to see and do. Free entry. I was a bit disappointed about the level of detail and the relatively narrow story told. It's not the story of Chinese Communism. Theres a small souvenir... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Anyone travelling to Shanghai as a tourist probably needs to see this place and it's in the French Concession which is small and a 'must see' so you're going to be there anyway. You'll see reviews from 'Excellent' to 'Terrible' and they're all correct from one perspective or another. This place was the 'birthplace' of the Chinese Communist Party (in... More

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Amadora, Portugal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Small educational museum in Xitiandi. Free entrance, just get the ticket onsite. Just had trouble with the temporary exhibition as it was only in chinese.

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